Accenture and Siemens to Provide Smart Metering Solutions [Manufacturing Close - Up]
(Manufacturing Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Accenture and Siemens Infrastructure and Cities announced that they are working together to provide smart metering solutions to utility companies.
According to a release, the companies will collaborate on metering infrastructure and meter data management solutions.
Accenture Smart Grid Services will provide consulting, systems integration and managed services for smart meter and analytics solutions. Siemens will leverage its eMeter EnergyIP Meter Data Management Platform and Analytics Foundation and corresponding professional services.
"This collaboration will ultimately lead to customized solutions that can be quickly integrated into a utility's existing infrastructure," said Thomas Zimmermann, CEO of the Business Unit Services within the Siemens Smart Grid Division. "These solutions will help utilities operate their systems more efficiently, thus giving them an economic advantage over their competitors."
"Combining Accenture's Smart Grid capabilities, which include advanced IT expertise, and deep industry knowledge, with Siemen's Smart Grid and Smart Metering technology as well as extensive experience in utility operations, will help utilities improve their operations by better capturing and analyzing customer data," said Jack Azagury, managing director for Accenture Smart Grid Services. "Together, we can help utilities unlock the value of their smart metering capabilities while reducing risk as they adopt these new technologies."
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